baobhan sìth

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[ScG, fairy woman].

A fearful female creature in Scottish Gaelic oral tradition. A kind of succubus, very dangerous and evil, she will suck dry of blood any man who takes her embrace. Distinguish from the death-presaging figure of Irish folklore, the banshee, who is known as the ban-sìth, bean-shìth, or bean sìth in Scottish Gaelic tradition. Folk motifs: E251.3.3; F471.2.1.

Subjects: Religion.

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